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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Pimple on cheek big and hard liquid clear stuff comes out but can't seem too get the rest out no white puss but feels like needs a big squeeze ?

Pimple on cheek big and hard liquid clear stuff comes out but can't seem too get the rest out no white puss but feels like needs a big squeeze ?

Warm compresses: A large painful nodular acne lesion should not be squeezed/popped. It is already ruptured under the surface of your skin. You have an infection setting in and you need to let your body deal with it. Squeezing it might spread the infection or make it worse. You can try to apply warm wet compresses (30min at a time) to the site and see if this drains it. See a doc if not resolving in 7 days. ...Read more

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Got a pimple on my chin, hard white stuff came out. Clear liquid, crust. Went away; one came in below it, now one on my butt cheek. What is this?

Got a pimple on my chin, hard white stuff came out. Clear liquid, crust. Went away; one came in below it, now one on my butt cheek. What is this?

Sebaceous cysts: These sound like sebaceous cysts and occur when the duct leading from the sebaceous glands to the skin surface gets clogged with debris. The sebum "lubricates" the skin and when trapped dries forming the hard white matter you describe. It can occur anywhere you have a hair follicle. Good exfoliation can help prevent this. These also can be acne lesions, if bothered see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Bumps on a 2 year old my 2 year old daughter has pimple like bumps randomly on her body. None on her face. They kind of look like warts. I tried to squeeze one of them, but it seems that the white stuff that comes out, is hard. She doesn't say that they h

Bumps on a 2 year old my 2 year old daughter has pimple like bumps randomly on her body. None on her face. They kind of look like warts. I tried to squeeze one of them, but it seems that the white stuff that comes out, is hard. She doesn't say that they h

There : There is a possibility that she could have molluscum contagiousum which is caused by a wart like virus. They look like little red or flesh colored bumps with a small hole in the middle that occasionally has a white, thick discharge. It commonly affects children and usually goes away within a year without treatment. Picking or squeezing them can cause spreading and/or an infection, so it is not advised. Below i've attached a website with more information about them. If the spots start to develop on her face, appear to be infected, seem to be worsening, or if you think they are not molluscum, then give her doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the clear liquid/oil that comes out of pimples? Is it the same as Pus?

What's the clear liquid/oil that comes out of pimples? Is it the same as Pus?

Interstitial fluid: All cells are bathed with interstitial fluid, which then drains into the lymphatics. This fluid is clear and resembles plasma & is the fluid that in "water blisters" or burns. Pimples are infected hair follicles and the fluid is usually yellow or milky, and that is pus, a mixture of tissue fluid, white blood cells and sebum or oil. Normal hair follicles secrete sebum, which is a clear oil. ...Read more

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I'm 23. My whole life I've had a pimple on my neck(never goes away)that gets filled with clear liquid, it comes out if when it breaks. what can it be?

I'm 23. My whole life I've had a pimple on my neck(never goes away)that gets filled with clear liquid, it comes out if when it breaks. what can it be?

It may be a cyst: Sebaceous cysts often have the appearance you describe. You should see your primary care doctor who can evaluate it and refer you to a specialist who can remove it. ...Read more

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Have like a clear kind of liquid that comes out of anus hole. What could it be? also have a very painful pimple right next to the hole. What cud I do?

Have like a clear kind of liquid that comes out of anus hole. What could it be? also have a very painful pimple right next to the hole. What cud I do?

Need exam: See your Dr or Gyn to start process of determining exact problem, as too complicated for Internet, and some may require surgical intervention. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more